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Tom Hume <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 28 Oct 1999 20:31:05 +0000
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On Tue, 26 Oct 1999, Marc Crawford wrote:

> An alternative to "reset" is "clear" (sometimes "clear fields"). Does anyone
> know which of these is better? I know that "submit" has been criticized as
> being too geekish - and I never liked it much myself.

"Clear" isn't entirely accurate - clicking a reset button sets the fields
to their initial values, as opposed to just deleting everything from the
fields.

"Submit" is IMHO pretty horrible. I favour having the label for the submit
button relate to the action being carried out. On a registration form,
"Register"; on a page inviting a sale, "Buy", and so on.

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